Editorial: A Model for Juvenile Detention Reform
The Editorial Board,
New York Times States are sending fewer children to juvenile correctional facilities, partly in response to research showing that locking up young people increases the risk that they will eventually become permanently entangled with the justice system.
New Film Decries The Return Of Debtors Prisons
The Huffington Post In Alabama, Georgia, and other Southern states, many local governments have signed contracts with for-profit firms that specialize in collecting fees and fines from people who owe the courts money for low-level infractions.
States take steps to reduce sexual assault in prisons
Sari Horwitz ,
Washington Post The majority of U.S. states and territories are taking steps to reduce sexual assaults in prisons as required by federal law, according to Justice Department officials.
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
AFSCME President Blasts House Approval of Budget for Wealthy
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders released the following statement following the House approval of the budget drafted by Rep. Paul Ryan.
Costs of Privatization Hidden in Plain Sight
Truthout Services and infrastructure have been privatized, even though keeping them public is the better choice.
OSHA launches new safety and health certificate program for public sector employees
Occupational Safety & Health Administration A new certificate program that provides public sector employees training on occupational safety and health to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities among workers in state and local governments.
Statement of AFSCME Pres. McEntee on the June Jobs Report
“A Healthy Economy Is the Best Deficit Reduction Strategy”
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on debt ceiling negotiations
Ordinary workers took extraordinary stand, made history
Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor,
Memphis Commercial Appeal Memphis sanitation strike an important turning point in the fight for civil rights, workplace equality
Workers Memorial Day
Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on Workers Memorial Day
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